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The Green Emperor

The Green Emperor
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Directed byPaul Mundorf
Written by
Produced byKarl Schulz
CinematographyWilly Winterstein
Edited byAxel von Werner
Music byHans Ebert
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 13 February 1939 (1939-02-13)
Running time
88 minutes
Budget541,000 Reichsmarks

The Green Emperor (German: Der grüne Kaiser) is a 1939 German crime film directed by Paul Mundorf and starring Gustav Diessl, Carola Höhn and René Deltgen. It was inspired by the real-life case of a Belgian financier who had gone missing during a flight across the English Channel.[1]

The film's sets were designed by the art director Erich Kettelhut. Location shooting took place in the countryside outside Berlin during 1938. It premiered in Vienna in February 1939.


A shady British businessmen frames his pilot for his murder. After being released from prison, the pilot attempts to track down his former employer who is still alive.



  1. ^ Waldman p. 59


  • Waldman, Harry (2008). Nazi Films in America, 1933–1942. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-3861-7.

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